Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for London Lynne Featherstone MP and the Party’s Deputy Leader Vincent Cable MP today launched the London Liberal Democrat local election campaign at the Party’s headquarters in Westminster.

Lynne Featherstone was joined by the Leaders of the Islington, Southwark and Sutton councils, which are already in Liberal Democrat control, together with the leaders of other Lib Dem groups from councils across London where the party hope to make gains on May 4th.

The party also published a document “Empowering local communities” which highlights the best practice being done by Liberal Democrat run councils in the capital at the same time.

Lynne Featherstone said:

“Following our excellent General Election results in London a year ago it is clear that the Liberal Democrats are the only party set to make real gains at the council elections.

“Whether it be retaining control in Islington and Sutton, taking seats off Labour in Haringey and Brent or taking seats from the Tories in Richmond and Harrow, it is only the Liberal Democrats who promise in working with communities to find solutions to local problems.

“We have a proud record of local government in London that consults, involves and empowers local people to be active citizens. On May 5th I look forward to there being more Lib Dem councils and more councillors able to take our agenda forward in London.”

Note: the manifesto is available on the Liberal Democrat website.